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11/21/12 11:33 AM
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“Rowdy” Bec Hyatt is a star in the making. Her flashy in-ring style, her willingness to throw down and her keen sense for marketing herself have forged a female fighter with the potential to become a hot commodity in the Straw-weight division. After starting her career off with a devastating head-kick loss, Hyatt has rebounded with four consecutive wins with three finishes over a span of eight months. With only five fights to her name, Bec’s journey to Invicta FC has been short and sweet, and she is well aware of the demanding tasks ahead of her.

The 23 year old is expected to be a part of the Invicta FC 4 show, which, although it has not been officially announced, is expected to take place in January 2013.

“I’m fighting undefeated Scottish fighter Joanne Calderwood,” she said when asked about the upcoming event, “I couldn’t have accepted this match up any quicker as I love her style inside and outside of the cage and I knew straight away that I would be the underdog in this fight, which I’m loving because I’ve never been the underdog. I have nothing to lose and everything to gain, so the limited pressure during this training camp at the moment is a good change!”

Calderwood made her Invica debut back in October, TKOing previously undefeated Ashley Cummins with a vicious knee to the mid-section, which earned her the ‘Knockout of the Night’ bonus. Hyatt is well aware of how dangerous her opponent is and believes a win over her would be a significant achievement. She added: ”Joanne has said that I need to prove I’m at Invicta’s level, and I couldn’t agree more. I was really happy that she said that because beating her will be a bigger statement than my words could ever be and I cannot wait to mix it up with her in January. Invicta is where I want to be and is where I’m planning on staying for a long time. I love this sport and am blessed to be a part of it as this point in its history.”

For Bec, signing with Invicta is only the tip of the iceberg. Now it is about proving that you belong on the international stage and constantly improving your game. ”My main goal of making it to North America has been achieved, so now I’m just looking forward to continually development my skills sets so that I can provide the ridiculously stylish violence that my supporters come to expect from me on an international stage.”

Although it seems that Bec is well on her way to gaining the recognition she deserves, it wasn’t always this easy. In a male-dominated sport, opportunities dp not come by often for female fighters. Bec had to prove her worth not only to promoters and fans, but to sponsors as well.

“I used to suffer from a lot of obstacles but now it’s getting easier and easier for me. Lack of sponsorship opportunities and interest from promoters were no. 1 and no. 2, but I think the most important thing is how you market yourself in prize fighting. Before I started to market myself and began kicking doors in nobody gave a damn and why would they?”

So how do female fighters stand out? According to Bec, it is all in how you market yourself both in and out of the cage:

“In the short-term, female fighters are always going to be given lesser opportunities than male fighters, so we have to make sure people take notice and actually care. Supporters or haters, both are great to have as both will tune in to watch you win, or loss and promoters more often than not do care about how many bums you put in seats over your ability anyway.”

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http://theflyingkneemma.com/2012/11/21/exclusive-rowdy-bec-hyatt-discusses-upcoming-fight-invicta-fc-and-the-future-of-wmma/
11/21/12 11:36 AM
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what's the weight limit in the strawwieght division?

11/21/12 11:36 AM
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11/21/12 11:52 AM
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11/21/12 11:56 AM
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MMALOGIC -

what's the weight limit in the strawwieght division?

115 I'm pretty sure. Phone Post
11/21/12 12:04 PM
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what's the weight limit in the strawwieght division?

115 I'm pretty sure. Phone Post
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11/21/12 12:15 PM
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I voted you up because the article was well written,but more so because, you used the word discusses in the title instead of talks.

11/27/12 3:48 PM
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I voted you up because the article was well written,but more so because, you used the word discusses in the title instead of talks.


Thanks for kind words crowbar. I try :P
11/27/12 5:27 PM
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Ryann Von Doom - Cant wait fr this fight. Love both girls but cheering for bec! Phone Post
Me to. War Bec!!! Phone Post
11/27/12 6:59 PM
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Bec's gonna tap that assssss. Phone Post
11/27/12 7:02 PM
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Whoever is assinged nicknames in WMMA needs to be fired.

11/27/12 7:16 PM
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Good article. However, pics of the smaller Rowdy (with Honda being the bigger Rowdy) would spruce things up even more :P
11/27/12 8:06 PM
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doubleRistretto - Who gives a fuck. I will be glad when she gets KOed by this Irish chick, hopefully that will shut her up a bit.

and no, I won't be watching. I will read the results with joy after!

No milk & cookies for you mister!! ;)

11/27/12 8:06 PM
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